Usain Bolt Gets New Gear in Temple Run 2

Usain Bolt Gets New Gear in Temple Run 2

Aug 4, 2015

Temple Run 2 players have long since had the privilege of taking on the three-lane running challenge with champion sprinter Usain Bolt. Now, folks who select him as a character will get to enjoy his new uniform, the same one he will be wearing at the IAAF Championships in Beijing.

Imangi Studios co-Founder Keith Shepard talks about Usain’s popularity. “Usain Bolt’s character in Temple Run 2 is one of the franchise’s most popular runners. To celebrate Usain’s 6th-annual World Championship appearance this August, we could think of no better way than to update his character in the game to reflect what he’ll be wearing this month on the track,” he says. “Without a doubt, Usain’s character marks the epitome of speed and agility, not to mention the ultimate ‘temple runner,’ and we’re honored to keep working with him.”

Usain Bolt himself mentions the confidence that can be gleaned from a uniform. “Performance aside, few things make an athlete feel more confident than his jersey,” says Bolt. “It’s only fitting, then, that my Temple Run 2 alter ego wear the same great jersey I get to wear this summer at the World Championships.”

We had an opportunity to review it a while ago, and really liked it; the new build is available for free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

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[via Imangi Press Release][Our review]

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Tesla’s Electric Mist

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Tesla’s Electric Mist

Aug 4, 2015

Today, the free app on the Amazon Appstore is Tesla’s Electric Mist, a point and click adventure.

Tesla’s Electric Mist is a point and click adventure game for mobile devices, revolving around the mysterious Nikola Tesla, a time traveling device he invented, and a big experiment gone wrong for the citizens of Colorado Springs in the late 1800’s.

In the game, you are the hero. Your family has a history with the great Nikola Tesla, inventor of the radio, alternating current, and patent holder of hundreds of electrical inventions. Your great-great-grandfather worked for Tesla in Colorado Springs around the turn of the century. A family secret has been passed down over the generations since then, that some day Tesla would need your family’s help once more. What this means, no one in your family really knows. But the time has come, and you will be the one to answer the call.

Using a time traveling device invented by Tesla, you will travel back in time to Colorado Springs. And only you will have it in your power to save the people of Colorado Springs, and in fact, Tesla himself, from an experiment gone terribly wrong.

The game has been designed to be easy to pick up and understand instantly, but yet difficult enough to be challenging.

The game is usually priced at $1.99.

Humble GAMES WORKSHOP Mobile Bundle Goes Live!

Humble GAMES WORKSHOP Mobile Bundle Goes Live!

Aug 3, 2015

Android users are blessed with several legitimate app procurement services, and one of the more popular ones is Humble Bundle. Humble Bundle allows buyers to purchase premium games for whatever price they choose, and usually tosses in a few more premium games for folks who pay above the average.

Users also have the benefit of knowing proceeds from the purchase support charity.

The current mobile bundle is available now, and highlights games from Games Workshop, specifically a bunch from its Warhammer universe; currently, if a buyer pays at least a dollar ($1.00), they get Warhammer: The App, The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault, Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf, WH40K: Storm of Vengeance, Warhammer 40,000: Carnage and Warhammer Quest.

For folks who pay more than the posted average ($3.63 at the time of writing) can get all the previously listed games, PLUS Talisman: Prologue, Chainsaw Warrior: LotN, Warhammer: Snotling Fling and yet-to-be announced “more content.”

As with most bundles, this one is around for only a fortnight, so don’t tarry too long. August 17 is right around the corner, and that’s when the lights go out on Humble GAMES WORKSHOP Bundle.

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AR Thriller Clandestine: Anomaly Launches on Android: Video of the Day

AR Thriller Clandestine: Anomaly Launches on Android: Video of the Day

Aug 3, 2015

We’ve been waiting for Clandestine: Anomaly to make it to Android, and finally, it has arrived.

The game uses augmented reality elements to incorporate one’s environment into gameplay, creating environments unique and immersive. Toss in aliens and tower defense, and one gets a compelling experience indeed.

You receive a mayday hail from an alien vessel that’s on a collision course with your real-world neighborhood. Installing advanced software onto your mobile device, the alien message is as clear as it is terrifying: if you don’t act, the situation will become catastrophic. Not just for them, but for you and your entire neighborhood.

In Clandestine: Anomaly your mobile device becomes super-charged with alien software, allowing you to see a hidden conflict all around you, and quickly build and deploy colossal structures to launch attacks and defend your neighborhood. With the help of a covert organization charged with defending Earth, you’ll become Earth’s first and last line of defense against a planet-wide infection.

Stage battles remotely from the comfort of home, or take the fight to the frontline by moving to real-world GPS positions, and unleash powerful airstrikes in state-of-the-art, award-winning augmented reality combat.

The game is free with in-app purchases.

Below, we have the official Android launch trailer:

[via Clandestine: Anomaly site]

Brutal Studio Launches New Game Angry Red Button on Android

Brutal Studio Launches New Game Angry Red Button on Android

Aug 3, 2015

Brutal Studio is back with a new game — this one a parody called Angry Red Button.

Press, Do Not Press, Big, Fat … our friendly red button is furious and angry of all the clicking and all the mockery! The button is tired of being a panic button or emergency button … its had enough! No more clicking, no more games. Now it’s over … you will stop bashing the poor red button. This is the end … or is it?

A funny parody of the Big Red Button or Don’t Press The Red Button games with a twist. Use your reaction skills and brain to solve clever puzzles and humorous levels of fun. Several funny connotations and viral references. Not your typical idle clicking game. You will be laughing and playing for hours!

Enjoy!

The game is free to play on the Play Store.

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Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Monsters Ate My Condo

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Monsters Ate My Condo

Aug 3, 2015

For today’s free app on the Amazon Appstore, we get another one that made the list before: Monsters Ate My Condo.

Some excerpts from the app description:

Product Description
Feed the creatures and prevent the destruction of all humankind!

Adult Swim Games and PikPok present all-new monster puzzle action!! Terrible catastrophe! Four ferocious monsters of destruction are on a rampage and only residential high-rises will satisfy their boundless hunger. In this larger-than-life puzzle game, you will use intuitive swipe controls to match the colored floors. Feed the creatures and prevent the destruction of all humankind!

* Feed four ravenous beasts: Boat Head, Reginald Starfire, Mr. Shigoto and Lord Ferocious
* Features both Endless and Time Attack modes
* Play on your phone or tablet!
* Fully-animated monsters to delight players, destroy civilization

From Adult Swim Games, purveyors of the equally-terrifying “Robot Unicorn Attack” and “Amateur Surgeon” games, and PikPok, developers of highly addictive games like the “Flick Kick” series.

The game is usually priced at $0.99.

We had an opportunity to review the game a while back, and mostly enjoyed it.

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[via Amazon Appstore][Our Review]

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Starlink (Full)

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Starlink (Full)

Aug 2, 2015

If you missed Starlink from a/the previous Amazon Appstore free app promotion, great news: it’s back!

Starlink is a tactical real-time strategy game about galactic domination. You start by controlling a star in a procedurally generated galaxy, and each star you control produces ships. You can direct ships to other nearby stars that happen to be connected via hyperspace routes in order to capture them, but beware other hostile factions trying to do the same. Don’t let your guard down, or you will quickly find your stars overrun with enemy ships.

If the AI proves to be too much of a challenge, invite a friend (or five) to play with you, and share control of the galaxy with them, or join opposing teams and compete against each other — it’s all up to you.

To make the flow of the game even less predictable, each player can choose from a large list of abilities to take with them into each match that can drastically change the way the game plays. Some abilities are defensive in nature, some offensive, and others are a mix of the two. There are even abilities that let you reshape the galaxy to your advantage, collapsing or creating new hyperspace routes between stars.

And if that’s not enough, certain abilities can be used in a sequence for even more devastating effects.

Can your galactic empire prevail and rise up above others? There is only one way to find out…

The game usually carries a $1.99 price tag.

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[via Amazon Appstore]

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Rescue Roby

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Rescue Roby

Aug 1, 2015

Rescue Roby has made its way back to the free offerings list on the Amazon Appstore.

Product Features

Rescue Roby is a unique physics-based puzzle game designed for players aged from 7 to 77+.
A brain-teasing puzzler, Rescue Roby offers a unique robot-themed narrative, stunning graphics, realistic physics, compelling characters, and addictive and diverse game mechanics that will provide hours of mobile gaming fun!
This challenging brain teaser comes complete with 4 dynamic chapters and 70+ play levels that pack a punch by getting harder as you advance.

The game is usually priced at $0.99.

[via Amazon Appstore]

Audiobooks.com Adds Android Auto Compatibility

Audiobooks.com Adds Android Auto Compatibility

Jul 30, 2015

Audiobooks.com has just announced that it now works with Android Auto… and all the audio book road warriors that can enjoy such a natural pairing can smile in appreciation.

This means that folks who make use of the premier content provider can enjoy access via vehicles that incorporate Google’s burgeoning connected endeavor. It also makes Audiobooks.com the first audio book provider to support Android Auto.

Audiobooks.com General Manager Ian Small leaves no doubt as to the importance of integrating with Android Auto. “The experience of using an application while you are on the road is entirely different than using it on a phone or a computer,” he says. “We made integration with Android Auto a high priority because we wanted to give drivers the best audiobook experience that this new technology allows. Our goal is to revolutionize the in-car experience, and to make the 100+ hours a year Americans spend commuting to work and 38 hours a year stuck in traffic more enjoyable.”

The new combination is available to Audiobook.com users that have access to Android Auto; for a list of brands deploying Android Auto, check out this list:

[via Audiobooks.com Press Release]

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Castle Doombad

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Castle Doombad

Jul 30, 2015

There’s still plenty of time to avail oneself of today’s free Amazon Appstore offering, which is Castle Doombad.

Product Description
Dr. Lord Evilstein has kidnapped a princess, and now his evil lair is crawling with do-gooders. In this reverse spin on tower defense it’s your job to defend your home turf from heroes trying to save the day. View your domain from a side-view perspective, placing traps and unleash minions on your unwitting foes to protect the fortress. Touch and drag up and down on the tower to navigate floors. Across three chapters and 45 levels you’ll outwit intruders that attempt to invade your castle from all sides—ladders allowing them entrance on higher floors, underground drills to start on dungeon floors closer to your fair maiden. Keep the princess safely in your clutches and send those heroes cryin’ back to momma.

From Adult Swim Games and Grumpyface Studios who brought you Robot Unicorn Attack!

We had an opportunity to review Castle Doombad last year; the app is usually priced at $2.99.

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[via Amazon Appstore] [Our Castle Doombad Review]

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Aces Gin Rummy Pro

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Aces Gin Rummy Pro

Jul 29, 2015

For today, the free app on Amazon Appstore is Aces Gin Rummy Pro.

Get ready for a card game that makes all other forms of entertainment look like deadwood: Aces® Gin Rummy!

The cards are dealt. You pass on the up-card and draw from the stock. Two melds already and you’ve only drawn once! Sort the high cards down and discard that king. Not much deadwood, but if you knock now, you might get undercut. It’s risky either way, but you hang in there, hoping for a spade or a seven.

One more draw…and…GIN!

Cast of Characters

Want to play Gin Rummy against an elegant Victorian skunk? We’ve got you covered. How about a dapper beaver in a collar and waistcoat? You can do that too. With 11 different animated characters to choose from, including a variety of well dressed ladies and gentlemen (and equally well dressed farm animals and robots), our cast of quirky characters will charm the aces out of you.

Gameplay For All Skill Levels

If you’re new to Gin Rummy, don’t worry. The EASY difficulty setting is a great way to ease into the game. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, HARD will have you planning every move and really watching the discards. Whatever your skill level, our adjustable difficulty system has the right setting for you.

Traditional Scoring

Games in Gin Rummy can be customized to be played to 100 (if you’re looking for a quick game), 150, 250 or 300 (if you’d like a game that lasts a bit longer). Scoring follows classic rules with a 100 point bonus for winning, a 20 point bonus for each hand won, and double points for shutting out your opponent!

It’s usually priced at $2.99.

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[via Amazon Appstore]

Clandestine: Anomaly Arrives on Google Play

Clandestine: Anomaly Arrives on Google Play

Jul 29, 2015

Clandestine: Anomaly is an interesting mobile game that brings real-life environment locations into the gameplay. Now, it isn’t an iOS-exclusive anymore, as it is now on Google Play.

Features (per Google Play):

• Action-packed location-based tower tactics gameplay, with unique seek-and-destroy mechanics.

• Unparalleled location-based Augmented Reality gameplay: See the battle rage in front of you and seize the moment, obliterating the enemy with powerful airstrikes.

• Battle for your own REAL LIFE 2km x 2km (1.24mi x 1.24mi) neighborhood – the map is your GPS location!

• Immerse yourself in a carefully crafted narrative co-written by best-selling, lauded writer Joshua Ortega (Gears of War 2).

• Experience Clandestine: Anomaly’s striking graphical art style and beautiful cutscenes built upon concept art by Star Wars artist Doug Wheatley, and Darkest Dungeon’s Chris Bourassa.

• Engage in carefully crafted tactical gameplay, guided by Dark Age of Camelot’s lead designer, Lori Hyrup.

• Interact with a cast of unforgettable characters through detailed voice-acted phone calls, text messages and Augmented Reality scenes that put you in the center of the rich and detailed story of Clandestine: Anomaly.

The game is free with in-app purchases.

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